Entertainment Law 101

Jon M. Garon
Jon M. Garon |

Jon M. Garon is Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, and Technology Law program at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, teaching Constitutional Law, Contracts, Privacy Law, Entertainment Law, and many other courses. He is a nationally recognized authority on entertainment law, copyright, information privacy, technology regulation, and free speech. He has published over 50 books, book chapters, and academic articles, and he has presented at more than 200 programs

On-Demand: May 3, 2021

Entertainment Law 101
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Program Summary

This CLE provides an overview of the key legal and business issues that shape the modern entertainment and digital media environment. Focusing on the transactional structure of Hollywood, the program will introduce the relationship of copyright, trademark and publicity rights with the practical issues involved in developing and exploiting creative works for video games, film, television, theater, music, social media, and visual arts. The program will touch on key deal issues, First Amendment protections, and recent changes to the entertainment industry created by the Music Modernization Act, Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act, and the Trademark Modernization (“TM”) Act.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Protecting the rights of authors using copyright, and licensing source material
  • Individual rights of actors, celebrities, and athletes, and advertising, trademarks, and marketing
  • Social media, video games, and online content distribution and music deals and distribution
  • New legislative and case law developments

Date/Time: May 3, 2021

  • 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

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Jon M. Garon_myLawCLEJon M. Garon

Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, and Technology Law program at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, teaching Constitutional Law, Contracts, Privacy Law, Entertainment Law, and many other courses. He is a nationally recognized authority on entertainment law, copyright, information privacy, technology regulation, and free speech. He has published over 50 books, book chapters, and academic articles, and he has presented at more than 200 programs. A Minnesota native, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his juris doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law.

Professor Garon served as dean for NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law 2014-2020. Prior to joining Nova Southeastern University in 2014, Garon was the inaugural director of the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Law + Informatics Institute from 2011-2014. He also served as dean and professor of law at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and interim dean of the Graduate School of Management from 2005 to 2006. Before Hamline, Dean Garon taught Entertainment Law and Copyright at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire and Western State University College of Law in Orange County, California.

Before his career in legal education, Professor Garon was in entertainment law practice in California where he worked for Shea & Gould and Myerson & Kuhn. In addition to his faculty appointment, he is of counsel with Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell.

Professor Garon’s books related to entertainment law and privacy law include the following:
ENTERTAINMENT LAW & PRACTICE (Carolina Academic Press Third Edition 2020).
THE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER’S LAW & BUSINESS GUIDE – FINANCING, SHOOTING, AND DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT AND DIGITAL FILMS (A Cappella Books/Chicago Review Press, Third Edition 2021) (forthcoming).
THE ENTREPRENEUR’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & BUSINESS HANDBOOK (Manegiare Publications Second Edition 2018) (First edition: OWN IT – THE LAW & BUSINESS GUIDE TO LAUNCHING A NEW BUSINESS THROUGH INNOVATION, EXCLUSIVITY AND RELEVANCE (Carolina Academic Press 2007)).
POP CULTURE BUSINESS HANDBOOK FOR CONS AND FESTIVALS (Manegiare Publications 2017).
A SHORT & HAPPY GUIDE TO PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY LAW (West Academic 2020).
ENTERTAINMENT LAW IN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA (Jingsh International 2021) (forthcoming).
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND PRACTICE: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH (West Academic 2022) (forthcoming).
PARENTING FOR THE DIGITAL GENERATION – THE PARENT’S GUIDE TO DIGITAL EDUCATION AND THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENt (Rowman & Littlefield 2022) (forthcoming).

Agenda

1. Introduction and nature of entertainment industries | 2:00-2:12
2. Core legal areas and how they interact, including relationship of intellectual property rights withlabor and employment laws | 2:12-2:24
3. Protecting the rights of authors using copyright | 2:24-2:36
4. Licensing source material | 2:36-2:48
5. Individual rights of actors, celebrities, and athletes | 2:48-3:00

6. Break | 3:00-3:10

7. Advertising, trademarks, and marketing | 3:10-3:22
8. Social media, video games, and online content distribution | 3:22-3:34
9. Music deals and distribution | 3:34-3:46
10. New legislative and case law developments | 3:46-3:58
11. Questions and Answers | 3:58-4:10